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How to get Buzz for your Book Launch

15/07/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

- WFSC Member $15, Non-Member $20

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Have you finished your book?

Congratulations – an achievement worth celebrating!

A book launch is a fantastic way to celebrate. It is also an essential part of getting your new book noticed, generating sales, building your author profile and putting your book into the hands of the people who matter most – your readers!

Our very own local bestselling crime author Melissa Pouliot has organised several book launches, and been to many others. In the next month she’s having not one, but two book launches for her new novel FOUND.

Join the Writers of the Far South Coast on 15th July for Melissa’s practical, hands on tips on how to organise a killer book launch and:

  • Find new readers
  • Sell more books
  • Generate media opportunities
  • Build your author profile
  • And most importantly…inspire you to keep writing!!






  • “Extremely informative, enlightening, entertaining. Excellent info. Really encouraging. great presentation. Again; PLEASE! :)”
  • “Very informative, the work load involved in promoting your own book is immense.”
  • “All of the above. Five stars. Very informative. Thank you Melissa.”
  • “It was thought-provoking”
  • “Melissa is very generous and encouraging. I found her presentation inspirational and thought provoking. Being able to describe myself as a writer was a challenge.”
  • “Thank you for offering this opportunity to meet & learn from Melissa. Her insights and generosity in suggestions around establishing my brand and in networking as well as publicising the finished product’s provided such a wealth of ‘heads up’. I am already looking forward to attending the launch!!!”
  • “Melissa was very systematic in going through the steps to launch a book. It was detailed & helpful, but also daunting. I came away feeling there is more work in the marketing than the actual writing of the book.”
  • “If we had more time, I would have liked to have seen the exercises prepared by Melissa to complement the presentation. Lots of great advice, especially about developing a brand and knowing who you are and why you’re writing.”

About the presenter: Melissa Pouliot

Tathra NSW

Melissa Pouliot, described by one of her children as a book writing machine, likes to think of herself as a word artist. Write About Me is Melissa’s debut fiction novel and a #1 Amazon bestseller. In 2014 she released the first in the Detective Rhiannon McVee Crime Mystery Series FIND ME. A year later she released WHEN YOU FIND ME then YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME and soon... FOUND.

Her local newspaper published her first story Santa’s Elf when she was eight years old. Her early childhood stories about princesses, fairies and goblins, inspired by authors such as Enid Blyton and May Gibbs, evolved to teenage soap operas influenced by Sweet Valley High and the crime mysteries of Trixie Beldon.

While studying a Commerce university degree, she wrote her first unpublished piece for friends and family based on when she worked as a governess in outback Queensland. After an epiphany on a train to Sydney, she changed her university studies from numbers to words and enrolled in a Journalism degree. She returned to the harsh outback Queensland heat for her first newspaper job before moving south to the flat, arid landscape of Western Victoria to work in the busy newsroom of a tri-weekly paper.

When her first child was six months old she started her own media company, the first of its type in Western Victoria. Through her journalism career and her own business, she has written stories on just about every topic.

Her stories about people are widely recognised as her true heart and she has published several non-fiction books.

Melissa’s writing is inspired by the disappearance of her cousin Ursula Barwick in 1987. She is the only Australian author who is a family member of a missing person tackling the complexities of missing through fiction. As a result of her books, detectives have formed Taskforce Hemingway to investigate the circumstances surrounding Ursula’s disappearance.

Through her fiction writing she has become a strong advocate for missing people around the world, and is the founder of Picnic for Missing. In 2015 the Daniel Morcombe Foundation appointed Melissa as a Day for Daniel 2015 Ambassador, a role which continues today.

She was also the guest speaker at the official launch of the 2015 National Missing Persons Week at Customs House in Sydney, organised by the AFP National Missing Persons Coordination Centre.


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Writers of the Far South Coast
(02) 6448 9948


WFSC Member $15
Non-Member $20


Melissa Pouliot
Tathra NSW


Club Sapphire
119 Main St
Merimbula, ACT 2548 Australia
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